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Re: [APD] How much light is too much
I have a All-Glass CF hood with 110W and 9700K Bulbs, I also have 4 regular
old fluorescent's T12's I think I am not aware of what Kelvin rating they
are. I was thinking about getting rid of the regular fluorescent strips and
getting a new CF fixture. like the one made by ESU that holds 4 65W bulbs
with cooling fans and all, it runs about $200 plus shipping on the net.
That would give me 370W total or 4.1WPG but if you think I would need to do
more frequent fertilizers and pruning that maybe I'll save my money
> From: "S. Hieber" <shieber at yahoo_com>
> Subject: Re: [APD] How much light is too much.
> To: aquatic plants digest <aquatic-plants at actwin_com>
> You probably have enough light now. What kind of
> bulbs/ballasts are you running. More than 3 wpg is probably
> too much unless you are taking special care to adapt. You
> can add more light but you will need to add more nutrients
> so that the plants can make use of it and then prune more
> often to keep them from getting out of hand. Your tank will
> probably need daily attention if you add much more light
> than 3 wpg.
> Scott H.
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